Ironfang Invasion

mining the hillsides of your mind
* 21st of Lamashan in the Year 4717, AR

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As the dust settles from the battle with possessed tools in the mine entrance you catch your breath feeling the cool moist air in your lungs. The cave is cool and dark as expected but it is far from quiet as you hear scraps of rock on rock, the falling of small rocks down stone walls and low almost inaudible moan…it must be the wind, there must be another entrance.

  • The Afternoon 21st of Lamashan in the Year 4717, AR
    • Cave in
      • the group gathered it self after the fight with the strange rock and tool poltergeists
        • Solba and the other dwarves decided it was best to wait at the entrance
      • As they move forward trying to use DaRoo the quickly realize that something is not right
        • the mine is filled with strange noise, rock grinding and low groaning
        • The map is not correct, as there have been cave ins and many tunnels dug around them
      • As they move deeper with Khadan and Garidan in the lead there is a sudden shift in the ceiling above and cascade of rock comes crashing down
        • Khadan dives forward and Garidan back escaping being buried but getting battered by rocks
        • With a little muscle and some time they are able to clear the path, after inspection DaRoo deems it safe to continue
      • After the collapse the group feels it makes sense to have Qiuyue in the lead to look for more hazards
        • Qiuyue finds something suspicious, the wall it self seems to by shaking almost trembling as they move down a side passage
        • DaRoo moves in and builds a support system to keep it from caving in…but it is strange even after that it seems move slightly
    • Spiders in the chasm
      • The group then comes to a 40 foot wide chasm with old wooden bridge built across it
        • Rigging up some ropes DaRoo starts to cross slowly checking the structural integrity of the bridge
        • Even thought it looks sound the bridge collapse as DaRoo hits the halfway point
        • As the planks crash to the jagged ground below and DaRoo swings hard into the other side several spiders appeared out of thin air and jumped the group
          • One spider jumped out grabbed Tala, who quickly used the power of Cayden Cailean to slip away
          • DaRoo stuck on the other side climbed up all while dealing with strange spider chewing on him
          • Khadan and Garidan burst into action slashing away
          • Qiuyue commanded Mochi to attack and started peppering the spiders with arrows
          • The battle went quick but DaRoo ended up pretty beaten and poisoned
    • Rocks and gas
      • After crossing the bridge it was a short the grpup moved quickly through caves just the entrance to the cave containing the miners came into view the rock wall behind them burst in a rush of gas and another of those terrible twisting massed of rock and tools came crashing down on the party
        • Khadan quickly moved to cut off the creatures advance
        • Garidan catching his breath moved in to bring his glaive to bear
        • DaRoo and Twosidore responded with jolts of electricity
        • The team dealing with the gas quickly came to terms with the poltergiest
    • Saving the Miners
      • As they entered the room the air was filled with an deeply acidic smell, bodies were slumped against the walls, only two of the figures stirred at all as the group entered.
        • A dwarf and human slumped over a small candle burning with soft blue light.
          • Tala quickly organized the group to dart in and grab the two figures pulling them to the cave mount and proceeded to start administering first aid
        • DaRoo curious start to explore the room, finding nothing much left, a few straps and some mining equipment. But he was drawn to the candle and its soft light seemed to keep the acid in the air at bay.
        • Garidan noticing a strange ooze dripping from one of the walls went over to investigate, as he did he heard a faint scratching on the wall behind the stone. He quickly started to smash at the wall to save the how ever was trapped behind the wall.
    • Hatred and pain
      • As Garidan broke through the wall a flood of the caustic ooze flooded over him and grim figure of a dwarven skeleton ravaged by acid stood in front of him. As he prepared the end the things a blast of green fire rushed past him and coalesced into a dwarven figure in the center of the room
        • The burning green figure start chanting and twisting prays to Torag and throwing green fire that seemed to cling and craw over Garidan and Khadan
          • The dwarf now awake gasps “Groornebella” as he sees the burning green burning mass
    • Leaving the mine
  • The Afternoon 22st of Lamashan in the Year 4717, AR
    • Battle of the Ridge Line at Radya’s Hollow
      • getting to the top
      • Raining down Death and Walls of Fire
      • Arrows, Arrows, Arrows
      • Coming of the Carrion Bride
    • Back to Radya’s Hollow
      • On the way back Nibbetz and Voldan startred lobbying to go with the group to Longshadow
      • Decision to keep all but 3 rangers with them, 3 Rangers sent to fort Nunder to make sure the supplies in Radya’s Hollow is taken
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The real world is where the real monsters are
21th of Lamashan in the Year 4717, AR

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  • The Afternoon 20th of Lamashan in the Year 4717, AR
    • Leaving the Fangwood
      • Moving slowly with the dwarves, Duggin, Solba, Margrath, and J.W. in tow you hear the story of Radyas Hollow
        • A few weeks ago a legion of Minotaur and Hobgoblins appeared out of no where and captured the town with little resisteance
        • they forced the town to reopen the old Radya’s Hollow iron Mine
        • They started pulling in people form around the area to mine the ore at night.
        • After the first week the legion of Minotaur left, putting one of the Hobgoblins in charge
          • A strange evil wicked hobgoblin that seems to burn with fire and as it attacks
        • There was a cave in a day and half ago, which cave the dwarves a chance to run or help in the Fangwood
      • You moved through the day as the terrain become dustier and rockier
        • On Garidan first watch he started to hear a strange rumbling coming from the distance around the camp
          • As he went up to high vantage point 2 huge monsters leap out of the darkness each killing a ranger guard
        • The Bulettes seem to be driven by hunger as came crashing into the camp
          • Garidan on one side and Khadan on the other holding the monsters at bay while the rest of the team and rangers attacked form range.
        • the beast were vanquished but at high cost as the two rangers died instantly
  • The Afternoon 21th of Lamashan in the Year 4717, AR
    • Reaching Radya’s Hollow
      • The group then moved to about an hour within Radyas Hollow to make a camp
        • They decided to send 4 rangers to the south and 4 rangers to north to collect information
        • Qiuyue and Twosidore were to scope out the town to get some information
          • As the town moved silently through the hills they came upon what appears to be a deserted town
            • No Hobgoblins, no towns folk…Qiuyue then tracked the movement south towards the mine
            • At the entrance of the mine Qiuyue and Twosidore found several bodies of hobgoblins that appear to hae=ve been crushed
            • thinking it was safer to get the group, Qiuyue traveled back to the camp to fetch everyone while Twosidore turned into a tree to watch the mine entrance
      • As the entered the now deserted town of Radyas Hollow they decided to check the inn, The Rusty Bucket and the old ore house which appeared to used as salve pens
        • The inn was locked up tight, Tala pulled out her thieves tools and open the lock
          • In side the inn everything was very clean and neat but it appeared that all the spirits, food and metal has been removed from the tavern
            • Searching around Qiuyue noticed a note pushed under one of the table legs, when looking it appeared to a daily log of the hobgoblins. It specifically mentioned that there was a “cave in” at the mine and they troops and slaves were moved 8 miles to the southeast to a rock ridge line
    • The mines of Radya’s Hollow
      • Upon reaching the mine, the group took at look at the dead hobgoblins at the entrance. Both seemed to crushed and then dragged out and thrown at the month of the mine.
        • Upon moving in, Solba the dwarf moved forward to the cart tracks, he leaned down and started tapping on the rail and got excited as he heard a return tap
          • As he was over joyed several groups of tools and rocks shards animated and smashed him to the ground
            • Garidan moved forward, engaged and smashed one of spinning masses to tools and rocks
            • Khadan rushed into engage another to keep it away from the casters
            • Tala sensing they were undead spirits called down the power of Cayden Cailean, which seemed to drive the creatures into a frenzy as they rushed her
            • the evil spirits were quickly dispatched via sword, ax, bow and spell
      • While Tala tended to wounded, DaRoo searched the mine office
        • In the mine office DaRoo found old maps, lots of invoices and bax labeled “Emergency Supplies” containing 5 vials marked “Healing Potion (Moderate)”

As the dust settles from the battle with possessed tools in the mine entrance you catch your breath feeling the cool moist air in your lungs. The cave is cool and dark as expected but it is far from quiet as you hear scraps of rock on rock, the falling of small rocks down stone walls and low almost inaudible moan…it must be the wind, there must be another entrance.

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A little party never Killed anyone
20th of Lamashan in the Year 4717, AR

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Once again the forest is quiet, after another battle is complete, once again blood seeps into the dirt but the forest continues, it moves slowly ignoring the mechanization of hobgoblin or elf.

  • The Morning 1st of Lamashan in the Year 4717, AR
    • Crafting s new life
    • Information is key
      • The Camp of the Red Jaw…you found documentation basically basically letting you know that Phaender’s invasion was succesful and the Fangwood Rangers scattered
      • Fort Ristin..you found documentation about troops and slves being pulled out to the west. Leaving the Forts and the fangwood under manned
      • Fort Trevalay …. It appears this is an occupation, the Ironfang are starting to collect resources and have plans to take LongShadow.
      • Info From the Rangers that starts to come in from Rangers sent to Fort Nunder and other Rangers that have joined… it is sporadic and not all tied togther
        • First the Ironfang smashed the Rangers, very quickly and well planned invasion focused on the all 3 forts. No one is really sure how they got there and how they found the rangers.
        • Within about week the Ironfang appeared in 3 places at once…Phaender, up north past Longshadow in the area of Ecru and the Mindspin Mountains at the head of the Deepcut River. They setup staging areas and troops and equipment have been flowing in and out
        • Then they focused on the Nemsian Plain, basically farm land…the bread basket of the Nirmathas. This fell within weeks due to being small communities and farms.
        • The Ironfang are now pillaging the towns in Hollow Hills, towns like Redburrow provide ore and other mineral resources into Longshadow. The Ironfang are taking slaves and resources and destroying the towns. Once again they appear out of no where and disappear after they towns have been stripped.
        • They also seem to be building support camps for an attack or siege on Longshadow. Longshadow is the industrial base for Niramthas.
          One strange thing that is happening now…is Multhune is laying siege to the Dwarven city of Kraggodan. So far the Ironfang has stayed out of that but has ventured into northern Multhune.
  • The Morning 17th of Lamashan in the Year 4717, AR
    • Rearming the Forts
      • Before leaving they make plans and reallocate resources
        • Your force is now up to 70 Rangers
        • Now you also have 50 refugees
          • In a effort to keep the food available the forts are to managing the number to keep them equal 15 to 20 per fort
  • The Afternoon 20th of Lamashan in the Year 4717, AR
    • The Party that will not end
      • As the group raged west towards Radyas Hollow they run into a strange scene, 4 drunked dwarves sitting around a tree stump eating a drinking
        • As Khadan approached a beautiful woman appears asking him to join the festivities
          • DaRoo and Qiuyue were in the woods close to help, Garidan and Tala were furhter away to allow the group move forward under the guise of stealth.\
          • Khadan is weary as he feels his mind being tugged at by the woman’s invitation, in a rash act he pulls his ax but before he can smash the earthenware pitcher Qiuyue sends thundering arrow exploding it.
            • The woman lets out a scream and dwarves move into help
            • Garidan and Tala rush forward but instantly take a seat and start eating
            • DaRoo uses his arcane knowledge realize that this is an evil fey and starts to try and treat with her
              • She wants the party and leave the dwarves behind since the “Obliviously want to stay!”
            • [:khadan-scaladoon | Khadan]], Qiuyue and Tala want nothing of it
      • After the battle the four dwarves break out of the charm effect and start the vomit
        • They introduce themselves as Duggin, Solba, Margrath, and J.W. all refugee miners fleeing form Radya’s Hollow

< Nearing the edge of the Fangwood feels weird, you have been in the forest for several months now and have carved out an existence.
. Its canopy, its streams and mossy feel more like home as you look out at the dusty rocky scrub brush hills that make up the Hollow Hills

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The journey doesn't end here
1st of Lamashan in the Year 4717, AR

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With the wurm Ibzairiak lying broken and bleeding in the pool on the top floor of the the keep at Fort Trevalay you feel the weight of the siege finally lifted. the fangwood is finally yours….or is it were the dragons words true?

  • Morning of the 24th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    • Dargrit and Ekaterin say goodbye
      • As the wurm lays dying the ghost of Dargrit and Ekaterin appear
        • Dargrit still excited form battle commends Khadan on comfronting the beast straight on
        • Ekaterin quietly approaches Qiuyue, looking her deep into her eyes
          • Qiuyue sees the Fangwood as it was 10000 years ago, an Elven City in the forest, before the Earthfall, before all the elves left for Sovyrian
          • Ekaterin then reaches out and touches the Hemlock medallion Qiuyue wears and figure of ancient tree that represents the Elves of the Fangwood
          • Ekaterin then leaves both the Fangwood and Rangers in Qiuyue’s hands
    • Taking stock and burying the dead
      • The next day is spent gathering the dead, Rangers to be buried and hobgoblins and orcs left for the forest to claim
        • In a sunset ceremonial Tala gives a a proper burial with all the rights of Cayden Cailean, Qiuyue gathers 9 branches of Ash and places a burning branch on each grave in the elven tradition
      • the evening is a somber feast, where dragon may or may not have been consumed :)
  • Morning of the 25th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    • Preparing to leave
      • After a goods night rest the group prepares to head off and see the Ibzairiak was tight about the retaking of Fort Ristin
        • Before they leave there is discussion about how they want to man the forts and how many rangers go with them
        • It is also decided that DaRoo and Twosidore would remain behind to help with the effort and to start crafting supplies
          • DaRoo has been working on a new staff “The Tinker’s Staff” and wants to formalize the formula and build the prototype
      • Before leaving Qiuyue and Tala head out into the surrounding forest to gather medical herbs. To give them a direction on what to look for.
      • The rangers will also start stocking piling food for the winter as there stock pile is depleted and local towns where took refuge have been destroyed by the Irongang legion, the hope is they can last the winter
      • Garidan, Khadan, Qiuyue and Tala head out towards Fort Ristin deciding on speed over stleath as the best option
  • Morning of the 30 th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    • Off to Fort Ristin
      • after 4 days of travel they are about 4 hours away the group decides maybe stealth and caution should be use
        • Qiuyue quickly picks a the boot tracks of a force of about 30 or so mving through the woods towards Fort Ristin
          • Qiuyue and Khadan decide to move forward under the shadow of stealth to recon
          • To their surprise it seems there was a battle but the Fort held against the force of the Ironfang, the clean up was in process
      • As the group breaks the tree line they are meet by Cirieo
        • Delighted to see them he quickly asks how things at Fort Trevalay went…he comments on the 8 rangers and 4 heroes thinking there were more losses
        • As ther group enters Fort Ristin the first thing they notices is the stone wall that was collapsed and the first floor of the tower partial fixed
          • Also the number of rangers in the fort has grown, they left 10 but now there must be close to 30
          • the group, Aron, Vardalel and Cirieo retried to the keeps war room to discuss current events
            • After relaying there story to Cirieo he tells them of the attack
              • Seeming a little sheepish, he explains that strange talking Cherry tree warned the fort of the coming attack so they were not taking by surprise
              • Also during the attack…a wood giant and several loud mouthed fey, pixies maybe, appeared and helped in the battle
              • Also Cirieo mentioned that will the Ironfang were disciplined they, they looked haggard and tired
              • A contingent of Ironfang then retreated to the south
        • Vardalel was going take 4 rangers and track the hobgoblins, in hopes of catching them
        • Then there was talk of the Hollow Hills, and how the Ironfang have started attacking towns
          • Aron was going to take 4 rangers in the morning and verify Fort Nunder and the surrounding area
  • Morning of the 1st of Lamashan in the Year 4717, AR
    • Attacking the Hobgoblin camp
      • In the morning the group along with 4 rangers left to try Fort Ristin and find Vardalel and his rangers..hoping they tracked the Ironfang
        • After a few hours Qiuyue picked up the Hobgoblin and the rangers trail
        • A few hours more the group found the return group of rangers, Vardalel tells them they found a group of hobgoblins at dry creek bed about an hour away.
          • But they have several prisoners, maybe rangers based on there dress
      • The group decided to split the ranges into 2 groups each coming each coming from a flank why the heroes will move right up the center
        • One ranger would accompany the heroes up the center to help deal with prisoners
      • The battle went quickly, the combination of spell, sword and axe with the support two Squads of Rangers

Once again the forest is quiet, after another battle is complete, once again blood seeps into the dirt but the forest continues, it moves slowly ignoring the mechanization of hobgoblin or elf.

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Stone walls do not a prison make
The 24th of Rova

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The night goes by quickly in the flurry of activity and preparation as everyone at the fort is preparing for the march on Fort Trevalay. You feel both the excitement of action and worry of uncertainty on every face. As the sun rises you see everyone gathering in the courtyard of Fort Ristin looking to you for reinsurance…..

  • Morning of the 22th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    • To the south bridge
      • DaRoo inspects and determines that the bridge can be rolled back towards the wall to create a barricade
      • Tala starts the healing both Mochi and Garidan
      • Khadan takes off on a run towards the bridge to south, fearful that the orc horde may cross into the keep
      • Twosidore wanders down to south his instantly caught by a pair of unfinished catapults
        • He wonders what it would be like to set them a flame
      • Qiuyue moves towards the large of the building and start hauling crates to block doors and cover their flank
      • Once there Khadan draws the attention of 2 guards posted on the other side of the canyon
      • Twosidore quickly cast Wall of Thrones to block both line of sight and the bridge crossing
      • Qiuyue moves to trade a few arrows with the guards as Khadan and Garidan cut the bridge down
    • Rangers retreat
      • Aron‘s and Nayat’s ranger groups trade arrows with a well trained hobgoblin troop but end up backing away
      • Xavril and Vardalel‘s rangers try to pin down the hobgoblin archers but are wary since another troop of hobgoblin’s is marching form the fort toward them
    • Taking the barracks
      • The group quickly decided move to the barracks, with one door blocked Khadan kicks in the set of double doors
        • then catch 3 guards desperately trying to put there armor on while being screamed at by there leaded.
      • The team rushes in taking out one of the guards well quickly with some well placed shots (3 critical hits in a row!)
        • The hobgoblin in charge “Screams get he elf magic!!” and rushes Twosidore using his glaive to delivery several blows but knocking him off balance and into the room
      • Khadan and Garidan quickly turn there focus on the leader, knocking him to the ground and beating him
      • Qiuyue feathers the other 2 guards with arrows while Tala provides all the support Cayden Cailean can must
      • DaRoo stands back flinging nails to great effect tearing through the remaining guards
    • Stacking up for the forge
      • Beaten and battered the team decides that speed is more important then safety in attempt to catch the hobgoblns off guard
    • Cleaning out the kennel
      • A body lay in a bool of dried blood as Khadan approached several bone shards slammed into him
      • The group quickly and surrounded the body but no enemy was seen
        • Twosidore turning into faithful hound and start to try and sniff out the for
        • Tala reached back into training and determined this was a poltergeist, an angry spirit left after a grisly death
        • Qiuyue and Garidan stopped and noticed a strange shimmer in the air above the body
          • Then the thing burst into view sending a scream and a wave of terror through the group
          • The group quickly pulled it self together and dispatched the spirit
      • Feeling the stress of the day the group decides to take ten minutes to catch its breath
    • DaRoo holds the bridge
      • As the Rangers are fighting the Ironfang they quickly learn the direct engagements against the large and well trained force are devastating
        • Aron and Nayat lead there pursuers on a chase but are having trouble staying in front of them
        • In an effort to help Nayat’s rangers from getting whipped out DaRoo opens the southern bridge to the keep allowing them to cross
        • DaRoo and the Rangers then stand tough holding the bridge as Aron and Vardalel ’s rangers pepper them with arrows breaking the legion and causing them to flee
        • Xavril ’s rangers lead a troop of archers on chase through the woods feathering them with arrows as they go but they can not break the well trained group
    • Taking the the bottom floor
      • Listening at the door it appears the Hobgoblins inside were prepared for you, you hear sounds of pigs squealing
        • Tala declares “WarPigs” but Twosidore decides to talk them through the door
          • Twosidore quickly realizes that they are but harmless sows being sent forward as a diversion, he persuades them to his side
      • Khadan burst open the door and the group rushes in, the hobgoblins take off guard by the resistance of the pigs are surprised
        • The hobgoblins are supported by a twisted form of spell caster fight back
      • After the battle as the team finds a group of tortured and starved rangers chained in side room
        • There leader Dirkon Spiritgaze takes those that can walk and secures the first floor
          • He does mention the wicked and evil troll above and the strange blank eyed monks that protect the dragons lair
    • Rangers take the eastern forest
      • After holding the Bridge the ragers went on the offensive
      • Xavril’s Rangers pushed forward and broke the beleaguered Hobgoblin Archers, scattering
        them into the forest
        • Nayat‘s, Aron’s andVardalel’s ranger groups took the offensive and battel a heavily armored and dug in Hobgoblin troop finally wiping it out at a cost
        • All ranger groups move into or towards Fort Trevalay to secure form the on coming Orc Horde
    • Lying Troll Bastard
      • As the group moves to the second floor, they meet a strange troll, he is partially scaled and protecting 4 large albino weasels
        • He quickly calls out for parley, he has no kinship with the Ironfang and wants nothing to do with a powerful group of adventures
        • He will leave with his weasel’s if given the chance
      • Garidan steps forward, making the troll sear he will leave not hurt any of the rangers and give his word
        • He gives his word he will not interfere
      • As the group moves up the stairs the troll casts wall of fire, separating Khadan from the rest of the group and send his weasels to mob him
      • Garidan acts quickly pushing Tala out of the flames and moving through to support Khadan
      • Even with his wall of fire, the trolls is quickly dealt with but the group is starting to feel the beating they are taking. They decided to take 10 minutes to rest and refocus
    • The Orc Hordes
      • as the Orc Hordes move to breach Fort Trevalay [:nayat-polmen | Nayat]]‘s, Aron’s andVardalel’s ranger move into position. With the high ground and the protection of the keep the Horde is easily dispatched
      • Fort Trevalay is Secured!!!!!!!!
    • Hall of the Iron Monks
      • As the group moves up to the next floor they are ambushed by two very strange emotionless monks
        • Their faces are emotionless and the skin has a metalic sheen
        • After a quick battle that nearly dropped Garidan the group investigates what appears to be a war room, they find two maps and some information
          • The most unusual figurine on the map represents a stylized dragon in flight. The dragon figurine is positioned near the northern edge of the map, and is holding down a folded piece of paper. This folded page is torn from an atlas, and depicts the entire Fangwood with much less detail. Along the edge of the page are calculations about dragon flying speeds from Fort Trevalay over 12 hours, 24 hours, and 36 hours, with question marks next to each. The central Fangwood region labeled only as “The Blight” is circled, along with the note “Why here?”
          • The cloth map hanging from the northwest wall is less impressive than the table map, but by far more chilling. It depicts Nirmathas and northern Molthune, with labels tidily written in Goblin. A red “X” marks the town of Phaendar, and thick, red lines branch out from it across the Nesmian Plains and north up the Marideth River. A dotted line encircles the Nesmian Plains down past the dwarven Sky Citadel of Kraggodan, east through Molthune, and into the Fangwood
        • Garidan quickly looks them over and comes up with a few points of knowledge
          • First this looks like an occupation, they are setting boundaries and consolidating resources
          • For some reason the Ironfang Legion are not worried about the dwarven strong hold of Kraggodan
          • The next big target is to take Longshadow for the resources to support the occupation
    • Storming the lair of the dragon
      • As the group continues up the stairs they are meet by a very strange scene, the entire fourth floor has been turned into a swampy mire complete with magical water pouting out of the ceiling
        • Tala impatiently races forward to be met by several large lizards and a Ironfang Officer
          • After the initial contact, Garidan and Khadan engage the lizards giving everyone time to move in
          • Tala in a fit of inspiration decides to use the “Ring of the Ram” the ironfang office is caught off guard and is ejected out the hole in the side of tower to fall to the canyon below
    • With Fort Trevalay finally secured and the Ironfang forces scattered the group takes a well deserved rest hoping the dragon would not return that night
  • Morning of the 23th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    • The night went by uneventful, all with in the fort are tired and anxious waiting for the dragons return
      • It is decided a Qiuyue and Khadan will stay awake while the others get some sleep
        • Khadan starts checking the fort defenses for signs of the dragon, finding none
        • Qiuyue starts checking the surrounding river and canyon for signs of the dragon
          • Qiuyue finds a interesting cave that seems to run directly under the fort
            • She decides not to explore it alone and alerts the group
        • The group tentatively enters the cave and strange whispering starts and strange flesh blob crawls out of the pile of refuse in the corner
          • Garidan goes temporarily mad and attacks Twosidore
          • Khadan and Mochi rush in to hit with a spray of acid
            • The mass tries to engulf Khadan but he resists
          • But the spells, arrows and blades make quick work of the thing
          • The cave leads to spring that seems to feed the well in to court yard above
  • Evening of the 23th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    • Once again poised on the stairs to the dragons lair they wait, tired and cramped
      • Early in the morning the rangers signal the flapping of wings is heard in the distance
        • The wurm Ibzairiak appears hovering outside his lair…
          • He calls out to the heros, he tells them that Fort Ristin and Fort Nunder have been retaking and that there precious refugees and being marched off to the slave camps in the west
            • Tala is frustration rushes forward tendering a challenge striking out with her searling light
              • Ibzairiak dofges the holy beam and returns blast acid and a laugh
        • Ibzairiak they starts to circle the tower
          • As the wurm slowly circles he calls out the heroes, he challenge them to honorable one one combat, would there champion meet him in the court yard
          • No one but Tala moves, she bolts down the stairs to meet the dragon everyone else sensing a lie takes up positions for the attack
      • Ibzairiak quickly turns and rushing into the lair moving in to focus his attacks on Khadan
        • The wurm underestimated the group and was quickly taken down (4 critical s in the first round 3 natural 20s :))

With the wurm Ibzairiak lying broken and bleeding in the pool on the top floor of the the keep at Fort Trevalay you feel the weight of the siege finally lifted. the fangwood is finally yours….or is it were the dragons words true?

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Triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing
The 22th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR

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The night goes by quickly in the flurry of activity and preparation as everyone at the fort is preparing for the march on Fort Trevalay. You feel both the excitement of action and worry of uncertainty on every face. As the sun rises you see everyone gathering in the courtyard of Fort Ristin looking to you for reinsurance…..

  • Morning of the 17th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    • Heartfelt send off
      • Cirieo express concern that they are not bringing enough forces, 10 rangers is not enough
        • Garidan makes a tactical assessment of the fort and determines they could hold off a small force
        • The decision is to add a third ranger group to the attack and leave two behind to guard Fort Ristin
      • Rangers forming
      • Aubrin the Green pray and thanks as they head out to battle

        Today would have been close to “First Brewing”, a holiday where we celebrate the first ale of the season, and while this year will not see a first brew there is plenty for us to celebrate. There is life and freedom…for that we can thank these 6 benefactors. This group has done more for us in the past weeks then anyone could imagine, they lead, us keep us safe. liberatied us form tyranny and found us a new home..Misthome we have come to call it. Since we still long for the days that l never come again.But yet there is more do…and they do not shirk duty, do not ask to stay and warm them selves by they fire. They plan to march out and face a dragon!!! Yes a dragon..nver thought I would say those words when I am discussing Phaenader. I want to take the time to thank them, to praise them and to offer all that we have to them. If they need it said, I know every one of us is ready to follow you into battle to free the Fangwood! Everyone of us is ready to do what you have done 10 times over, lay our life on the line for the greater good….just say the word and we will follow.
        Here’s to Cayden! May he show us wisdom in the bottom of a glass. May your life be as free as your taps:
        • The Phaendar villagers off all they have to the group as they leave the fort to march north
          *The 19th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    • Refugees form Red Burrow
      • A group of diseased refuges form Red Burrow lead by Naspen Jarth seemed to covered in fast growing moss
        • Exhausted and sick Naspen was the only one that could still talk, he told a story of a legion of Minotaur soldiers marching on RedBurrow laying waste to the town
        • Tala tried to help, braving the stragne blight and providing care but in the end it was determine that the group needed to push on
        • Before leaving Khadan left Naspen the 5 sleeping apples to help easy those that would not make it
          *The 22th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    • Attack on Fort Trevalay
      • The fort was built on a pillar of rock cut out of the rock by the Sixjaws river, there were 3 bridges crossing each guarded by an encampment. Two platoons if Hobgoblins guarded the two western bridges and a horde of orcs the Eastern.
      • Rangers Attack
        • Aron and Nayat were sent to attack the northern camp of hobgoblins on the western side
          • On approach Aron’s rangers drew the attenion of teh Hobgoblin guards ruining the ambush
        • Xavril and Vardalel were sent to attack the southern camp of hobgoblins on the western side
        • After the attack started a second platoon of Hobgoblins raced to shore up the southern bridge and an alarm horn was sounded
        • The orcs were left unchallenged
      • Battle at the Bridge
        • Under the cover of invisibility sphere the group made its way to Northern bridge
          • Something spooked the 2 guards who raced over the bridge to take defensive positions
            • One of the hobgoblins started to fool with a mechanism at the foot of the bridge
        • Seeing that the bridge was going to be dropped Khadan rushed forward to engage the hobgoblins
        • DaRoo and Twosidore seeing several more guards in the court yard let go a barrage of fireballs
        • Garidan and Tala ran up to support the out number Khadan
          • The hobgoblins took up positions limiting access to the ground trying to hem in the invading adventurers pushing onto the bridge
        • One by one the hobgoblins fell but not with out a cost, Garidan took a mighty blow knocking him to the ground and Khadan and Mochi both took a beating

Sounds of battle can be heard in the woods to the west, orders being shouted by gruff hobgoblin commanders and screams as arrow strike home. Before you lay the dead and dying guard left behind by after the garrisoned troops moved across the south gate. You made you way the first step into the keep but the cost was high….

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forks in the road, your heart always knows
The 17th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR

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You emerge form the vault tried, beaten but feeling satisfied that you did a good deed clearing out the tomb of Dargrit Foehewer and Ekaterin Fletcher. The the remains of Fort Nunder are empty except for the gruesome pile of trolls topped the twisted fleshforged waiting the torch. Both the rangers have left on there missions, Vardalel to return to Fort Ristin with the supplies you found and help bloster the fort and Aron moving north to gather what remains of the rangers, scouting out Fort Trevalay and the black dragon. Also the news that the army of hobgoblins marches north to lay siege Longshadow destroying the small farming communities the Hollow hills weighs heavily on you. What now?

  • Early Afternoon of the 13th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    • After leaving the vault the decision is to Rest for the night
  • Morning of the 14th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    **Leaving Fort Nunder
    • the group discusses plans, back to Fort Ristin or on to Fort Trevalay
      • In the end the decision is to ralley the troops at Fort Ristin and then meet up with Aron in the north
      • they set the troll and fleshwarp bodies a blaze send a thick black column of smoke into sky and set off
    • With there newly acquired map and a familiarity they make good time camping in a clearing
  • Orcs Attack in the night
    • As the second watch is settling in suddenly a pack of orcs descends on the party
      • Striking quickly at the sleeping party the Orcs quickly take the upper hand
      • But the group quickly recovers and is able to fend off the the attack
  • Morning of the 15th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    • Once upon a Yorc
      • As the grouped made good time through the forest they came a poor Yorc singing and washing his things in a near by stream
        • Twosidore being caught up in song singing back
          • Yorc stopped singing and the centaur crossed the stream and hide behind a tree
        • Khadan advanced slowly and providing a greeting
        • Garidan advanced over the stream cautiously moving towards Yorc
        • Tala moved forward and without a word unleashed a Seering Light
          • The holy light burned Yorc causing him to bolt into the woods
        • At that Qiuyue bolted off into the wood after him with hate in her eyes
        • Twosidore lets out a cry and turns into a stag, picks up Tala and races after her
      • As the 3 race through the woods after Twosidore pleads with Tala and Qiuyue not to kill Yorc
      • Tired and scared Yorc takes cover in same cave sweat covered and panting
        • Before Yorc can plead for his life Qiuyue moved forward and sent the shaft with Yorc carved on it through is throat
          • Twosidore rushed forward, cradling his head and weeping over poor Yorc
          • Tala and Qiuyue rifled through his stuff, taking his leather barding
      • the group meet up several hours later, the rest trip to Fort Ristin was uneventful
  • Morning of the 17th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    • Back at Fort Ristin
      • Welcomed back to the fort, Cirieo is interested in hearing what happened at Fort Nunder
      • Garidan proclaims that tomorrow they will leave and to liberate Fort Trevalay and slay the dragonj
        • Fort Ristin is thrown into a tizzy as preparation are made
          • Kosmo the nobler and Mairead the seamstress, repair the rangers clothing and boots and then start to work on the barding for Mochi
          • Kining Blondebeard the smith repairs weapons and armor for the rangers and then will work on striking rune for Garidan using DaRoo formula
          • Berrol, Rarn, and little Vassi gahter food and supplies for the trip
          • Rhyna starts to prepare healing herbs and poultices

The night goes by quickly in the flurry of activity and preparation as everyone at the fort is preparing for the march on Fort Trevalay. You feel both the excitement of action and worry of uncertainty on every face. As the sun rises you see everyone gathering in the courtyard of Fort Ristin looking to you for reinsurance…..

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The dead are angrier here
the 13th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR

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Once again the battle weighs heavily on you, your wounds ache and the pain seems to almost be amplified by the ruin of the elven keep surrounding you. You gather yourself, clearing your mind, then you turn to look up at two large brass doors in the hillside you where just fighting on. They are dull and covered in green patina both have a forest motif surrounding a carved face…..one a old dwarf, the other a young elven woman. Both are smiling down at you? Or are they smirking as they look down on you? Either way you know where you need to go next

  • The afternoon 12th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
  • The morning of the 13th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    • Opening the big Brass doors
      • Flying Axes
        • As the group moved forward cauitsly, then can to a y in the passage, one all was labeled Dargrit Foehewer and the other Ekaterin Fletcher
          • In the lead Khadan decoded to head down the path labeled Dargrit Foehewer
        • About half way down the a cold breeze started blowing and ghostly axes appeared out of the air flying towards the group
          • Qiuyue and Twosidore retreated to the entrance
          • Khadan raced down forward dodging the axes
          • Garidan plodded forward plowing right throuhg the axes after Khadan
          • Tala feeling the foulness of a haunt started call on Cayden Cailean to provide her with the means to stop the huanted axes
            • But she is over come by spinning cutting axes and drops to the floor bleeding out
      • Marching Phalanx
        • As Khadan raced down hall way he was meet by a ghostly line of dwarves marching in formation
        • Garidan trying to keep up to Khadan turns back to help the fallen Tala
          • Taking the haunted axes on with is disrupting Glaive
        • Twosidore steps forward to heal the wounds of Tala as she is bleeding out
        • With Tala back up she is able to exorcise the haunted axes for now
        • Khadan reaches the vault door and the crypt
          • On the floor near the crypt lay a bow with a broken string and ax with a broken handle
          • He instantly knows what to do and starts trying to fix the ax
        • Qiuyue looks down a side passage to see a large brass key hanging on they wall.
          • She bolts in grabs the key and races down the passage
      • Approach of the Shadows
        • As everyone races down the hall towards Khadan they are meet by the haunted marching dwarves
        • Khadan still trying desperately trying to fix the ax handle with his snare kit
        • Then a sickly wail starts resonant through the forgotten hallways, coming form the passage in the middle the group is in and from past the vault
        • Then out of passage flies a creature wreathed in shadow it instant sees Tala racing forwad and tearing her shadow from her
          • Tala falls once again succumbing to her wounds
        • The Shadow then races down to Qiuyue
        • Garidan turns to face the wicked creature disrupting glaive at the ready
      • Fixing the Ax
        • After much fooling around Khadan finally got the Ax together and bound and laid it to rest on the plinth by the tomb of Dargit Forhewer causing the chill in the air to fade
          • Then he turns to face the shadow coming from the other hall sword in hand
        • the group focuses on the first Shadow using Tala’s magic and Garidan glaive finally over coming the first shadow
        • Khadan still valiantly holding the second shadow at bay finally falls as help arrives
        • The Shadow creature then focus on Tala as it cringes form her light
          • As it strikes a blow Garidan calls on the power of Shelyn to protected and give him the power to hue through the final shadow
        • Tired and beaten the party strings the bow and places on the plinth near Ekaterin Fletcher tomb causing the unnatural cold to dispate
          • Then starts healing and discussing if they should open the vault door
    • Entering the Vault
      • After much discussion they gather the second brass key and open thscowle door to be meet by the ghost of Ekaterin Fletcher and Dargrit Foehewer.

You emerge form the vault tried, beaten but feeling satisfied that you did a good deed clearing out the tomb of Dargrit Foehewer and Ekaterin Fletcher. The the remains of Fort Nunder are empty except for the gruesome pile of trolls topped the twisted fleshforged waiting the torch. Both the rangers have left on there missions, Vardalel to return to Fort Ristin with the supplies you found and help bloster the fort and Aron moving north to gather what remains of the rangers, scouting out Fort Trevalay and the black dragon. Also the news that the army of hobgoblins marches north to lay siege Longshadow destroying the small farming communities the Hollow hills weighs heavily on you. What now?

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some present their ruins as new castles and become kings
12th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR

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It is always quiet after battle, the wounded moan and the living sigh a breath of relief to live one more day.The dead litter the field as the slow work of nature starts to reclaim them. At your feet the body of a horrific green monster lay, its claws still dripping your blood and the rage in its eyes even in the mask of death. Lets hope there no more of these around

  • The afternoon of the 8th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    • Meeting the man in the tree
      • After the battle Qiuyue moves toward the tree noticing trunk was splintered and might fall if more wait was added
        • DaRoo spends time fortifying the base of the tree with trees
        • Khadan and Garidan use ropes and stabilize the tree
        • Qiuyue scampers up the tree and manages to frees elf and lower him to the ground
        • Tala moves up quickly heals the battered elf
      • The elf wakes up but is a little stand offish
        • He introduces himself as Vardalel Prennder
        • He tells them he was a woodsman whose camp was attacked by the Ironfang
        • He ran and was pursued until finally he fell trying to climb the tree, the Ironfang left him there as bait
          • Khadan looks at the elf and does not seem trust him
        • Vardalel promised to lead the group to his camp
      • As the group was preparing to leave Longfrond steps out from behind a tree…almost appearing out of nowhere
        • Longfrond seemed much more open as it thanked the heroes purging the Ironfang from the this part of the forest
        • Longfrond continues being much friendlier then before…almost happy
        • When asked about Fort Nunder Longfrond starts to expound
          • Fort Nunder was once a elven stronghold in the distance past when the elf’s ruled the forest
          • In the recent future the Chernasardo Rangers used it as a camp
          • A few weeks ago the Hobgoblins and a horde of trolls attacked the Fort Nunder
          • The Hobgoblins and Trolls then fought since Trolls seemed to smash the fort walls and destroyed the buildings
          • After the fight the Hobgoblins marched off to the west towards the Hollow Hills leaving the Trolls at the fort
        • Vardalel impressed with the groups connection to Longfrond opens up
          • Vardalel was one of the Chernasardo Rangers at Fort Nunder during the attack
          • He then goes into a story about a 10 -15 trolls smashing through the walls in a rage, the rangers caught off guard by the seeming appearance of an army of hobgoblins and trolls scattered
          • He also shudders and mentions the presence of something call a fleshwarped, a human spider hybrid creature
            • Khadan using his occult knowledge determined that fleshwarped and creatures created deep in the under dark…it is strange to see one on the surface
          • He ran with a small group of rangers pursued by a troop of Ironfang Soldiers
          • His group split up to try and split the group he is not sure where they ended up
          • He was chased into the tree, he tried to hide but was spotted during a scrambled he slipped and got his arm caught in a tree
          • He will lead the heroes to Fort Nunder
      • the next 4 days are uneventfull as [:vardalel-prennder-1 | Vardalel ]] leads you from ranger blind to ranger blind keeping you well hidden
  • The morning of the 12th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    • The Initial Volley
      • After sizing the place up by having Mackers fly high over the fort , you know there were at least 3 or 4 trolls lazing in the ruins and several Trollhounds chained at the front gate
        • No sign of the fleshwarped creature
      • A plan was devised to draw out the trolls and trollhounds and pic them off as they crossed the open kill zone, relying on the troll rage to have them run head long towards the part
        • Khadan Quickly started setting up snares in hopes of slowing down the trolls before they got to the group, as he was setting up his third and final snare he was spotted and the trollhounds a started barking
      • Qiuyue started launching arrow across the open plain striking the first trollhound
        • As expected the trolls roared released the troll hounds and start to charge into Qiuyue fire
          • A dark figure appeared on top the closest guard tower screaming at the Trolls in some unknown language, the trolls stopped but the trollhounds charged onward
        • Twosidore then called the power of the plants to entangle the troll hounds giving Qiuyue a few more shots at the trollhounds before then crashed into the woods
        • The trolls heeding ther unknown master returned to the keep gate and then shadowy figure hurled a huge ball of fire at the group
          • Fireball crashed into the woods catching most of the group unprepared for the attack
          • Even though the trollhounds were pin cushioned with arrows they seemed to push onward in rage
        • Garidan and Khadan stepped in front of Qiuyue to take the brunt of the charge
          • Qiuyue focuses fire on the lead trollhound dropping 40 feet in front of them
        • DaRoo then magically flings his hammer across the void striking the shadow figure
          • The trollhounds blundered right through the biting snares having the large teethed traps tearing into there flesh
        • A globe of inky black darkness appears over the gate house hiding the trolls and shadow figure
        • The group starts to spread out in fear of another fireball as Garidan and Khadan converge on the trollhounds
          • The groups dismay the trollhound Qiuyue dropped stood up start shaking its head rush forward
        • Garidan and Khadan holding the line with blades flashing
        • Qiuyue firing arrows as Mochi rushes forward to help hold the line
        • Tala calling forth the blessings on Cayden Cailean to bolster the groups resolve
        • DaRoo and Twosidore flinging acid and fire at troolhounds making sure they stay down
      • After ther trollhounds are dealt with the group decides to regroup away deeper in the forest to come up with a plan
        • Tala starts the process of bandaging wounds as the group argues if they should rest or push on
    • The Battle of Fort Nunder
      • After some healing and heated debate the group decides to push forward, in since they do not want the shadowy figure to regain spells form a nights rest
        • Vardalel will start firing arrows at the front gate to create a distraction
      • They decided to sneak around to the hill behind the fort, try and surprise them and rush down into the fort
        • As they slow crest the hill, Garidan’s armor makes a clanking the draws the trolls attention and raise the alarm
      • Keeping the high group the group prepares for the rush of the 4 huge trolls
        • DaRoo and Twosidore respond with volleys of fireballs smashing into the rubble and lighting the trolls on fire
        • Tala once again calls forth the blessings on Cayden Cailean to bolster the groups resolve
        • Qiuyue starts pepering them with arrows
          • As they the trolls reach the defensive line setup by Khadan and Garidan and inky darkness envelopes them
            as the hideous figure appears out of the gate tower and scales the nearest tower
        • Now in darkness both Khadan and Garidan hold the line trying to buy time for the group
        • Qiuyue, DaRoo and Twosidore all focus spell and arrow on the monstrosity clinging to the castle wall
        • Tala widens Cayden Cailean blessing and fires a searing light missing the huge spider creature
        • After flailing widely in the darkness Garidan falls to the on onslaught of troll claws
        • DaRoo hits they spider like thing with a wicked acid arrow and then receives one in return
          • The monstrousity yells out something unintelligible and one of the trolls turns for Garidan and advances on DaRoo
        • Tala fires a healing ray blindly towards the sound clanking of armor where Garidan fell in hopes of healing him
        • With another command from the fleshwarp spider creature a trolls moves towards Tala but falls to Khadan quick attack as he moves away
        • A troll lunges at DaRoo tearing into him leaving a bloody mess
          • DaRoo then steps off the roof he was standing on falling down 10 feet and ending up prone and bleeding on the ground but away from the troll
        • the spider creature scurry to the top of the tower and starts firing magic missles at Qiuyue
        • Twosidore hits the spider with wicked arc of lightning
      • Qiuyue then responds with a barrage of arrows causing the fleshwarp spider to topple form the tower
      • with both Khadan and Garidan up and swinging and DaRoo and Twosidore providing fire and acid support the trolls quickly toppled.

Once again the battle weighs heavily on you, your wounds ache and the pain seems to almost be amplified by the ruin of the elven keep surrounding you. You gather yourself, clearing your mind, then you turn to look up at two large brass doors in the hillside you where just fighting on. They are dull and covered in green patina both have a forest motif surrounding a carved face…..one a old dwarf, the other a young elven woman. Both are smiling down at you? Or are they smirking as they look down on you? Either way you know where you need to go next

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And the trees are all kept equal By hatchet, Axe, And saw… part 2
The 8th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR

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After the battle with mythical woodland Chimera you draw a deep breath breathing it the forest air thick with the smell of a running stream, forest loom and blood of the battle. You eyes turn to the large back hole in the hole in the rock outcropping across the pool and blood dripping down the rocks in front of it.

  • The afternoon of the 8th of Rova in the Year 4717, AR
    • Exploring the lair
      • After the battle DaRoo releases this is a Chimera a magical beast. If starts harvesting all the crafting materials
      • Tala starts applying salves and ointments to the burns and bruises
      • Khadan and Qiuyue start exploring the lair of the Chimera
        • They find they remains of one Ironfang Soldier, one desiccated body of a worshiper of the Green Faith and the remains of a bear
        • Plus a book of formulas, a hat containing a disguise kit, and two potions
        • Khadan buried the remains and Tala provided last rites
      • After all was taken care of the group decided to keep tracking the Ironfang, Qiuyue quickly picks up the trail
    • Malignant Nolly
      • After several hours of tracking Qiuyue spots a body face down in the forest with several small arrows in its back and strangely enough covered in mushrooms
        • After stopping and looking around Qiuyue noticed that there is a body of an Ironfang Soldier with several small arrows in its throat also covered mushrooms.
        • Khadan and Garidan cautiously moved forward,
          • Hearing a soft moan of pain Garidan pushed forward to help someone in need to be meet with hail of tiny arrows
        • Popping out of no where two twisted little pixies covered in fungus and mushrooms
        • The pixies would fire and then go disappear causing all sorts of havoc
          • Garidan rushed forward swinging where he last saw the little beast as arrows rained down
          • Qiuyue fired with a hunters eye striking the invisible pixie
          • Khadan and Tala worked together to cover the other pixie with Dust of Appearance thwarting its invisibility allowing all to target freely
        • After the battle Twosidore concerned with at the speed and the way the mushrooms were growing tried talking to them, meet once again with screaming of the blight
    • Ambush at the tree
      • Qiuyue once again leading the group along the tracks of tracks of the Ironfang noticed a figure stuck in a tree about 50 feet ahead in clearing
        • The form appears to be elven and seemed to hanging at a strange angle
        • Twosidore instantly turns in to a bat and starts to flutter towards the figure
      • Fearing the worse the group spreads out and starts slowly move forward
    • Firing form cover two groups Ironfang soldiers surprise the group
      • Garidan rushes the left 4 Ironfang swinging his Glaive
      • DaRoo in response to the volloy of bolts lets loose a fireballs blasting them
      • Khadan moves forward towards the Rionfang on the right, when his attention is draw to a large green monster that rushes at him out of from behind the tree
      • Twosidore decides to become human again blasting the Ironfang to the right with a fireball.
      • Qiuyue starts peppering the Ironfang as they rush towards her
      • Garidan dropping one of the Ironfang moves back to the healing grace of Tala drawing them towards the group help to support Khadan Scaladoon with the Troll
        • Both warriors eyes go wide as they see the wounds they dealt slowly closing up
      • Khadan Scaladoon manages to get his hands on the troll dealing a wicked wound and tripping him before the the monster can sink his claws into him.
      • DaRoo manages to get the last blast of magical flame on the creature
      • the rest of the team picked of the Ironfang Soldiers ending the threat they were sent to find

It is always quiet after battle, the wounded moan and the living sigh a breath of relief to live one more day.The dead litter the field as the slow work of nature starts to reclaim them. At your feet the body of a horrific green monster lay, its claws still dripping your blood and the rage in its eyes even in the mask of death. Lets hope there no more of these around

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